Heat, Mass, and momentum transfer analogies for the fully developed turbulent flow of power law fluids in circular tubes



A new correlation is presented to describe heat and mass transfer at large Prandtl or Schmidt numbers to power law fluids in fully developed turbulent flow in a pipe. The resulting expression for the Stanton number differs from earlier semiempirical correlations in that it is based on a continuous eddy viscosity distribution from the wall to the center of the pipe and contains no adjustable parameters to be determined from heat transfer data. Nusselt numbers determined by the new correlation are in excellent agreement with data on heat transfer to both pseudoplastic and dilatant fluids.